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Poster: criticians Date: Apr 12, 2005 1:59pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Captioning Prelinger Films For Fun And Folly

You've proably seen the websites where you can caption still images (even some from the Prelinger films).

For something a little bit different, we have created a site where you can watch film clips from the collection and caption an entire movie with your clever, witty and pithy thoughts. Sort of like the old days of 'Mystery Science Theater 3000', only in subtitle form.

Our goal is to compile user caps or comments and then upload the final version to Open Source Movies as time and energy permits. Afterall, it's just an experiment in "repurposing" footage.

So if you are hankering to talk back to some of films you love, we welcome your visit at --->

--- The Criticians
"Take Us To Your Countdown Leader"

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Poster: Visual16 Date: Apr 17, 2005 5:03pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Captioning Prelinger Films For Fun And Folly

This website took some trouble to build! Do you need any special plugins to use? It seemed a little hard to zoom in on a particular section of footage, but I'm not that great at directions.

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Poster: criticians Date: Apr 18, 2005 1:35am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Captioning Prelinger Films For Fun And Folly

Thanks, Visual16, for checking out our site! It did take a little while to make everything more or less play well together. And we are still doing some tweaking.

The only plugin required is the free Macromedia Flash plug-in -- the original films were imported into Cyberlink Power Director or Windows Movie Maker 2, edited into clips, then processed to Flash with Wildform Flix Pro. The zoom-in function you mentioned is just an effect in the flash player and can be ignored as it doesn't serve any particular use (other than to play with).

Anyone who wants to create their own Prelinger clips for inclusion on our site is welcome to do so, subject to available server space and bandwidth at the time.

Thanks again for visiting.